Author: Drew Silva

bryce harper getty

Bryce Harper out Sunday with bruised knee


Here is the Nationals’ starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Brewers …

Harper got hit on the left knee by a pitch Saturday. He’ll ultimately be fine, but there is some swelling. Also absent for the Nats is catcher Wilson Ramos, who’s getting a day of maintenance. Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth are both on the disabled list. It’s a starting nine with a spring training feel.

Indians place Nick Swisher on the disabled list

swisher getty

From beat writer Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer

The move clears a spot on the active 25-man roster for top shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor, who is joining the Indians on Sunday. Swisher, who underwent surgery on both of his knees last August, is batting just .198/.261/.297 in 111 plate appearances this season. He’ll probably be out longer than 15 days.

Albert Pujols hit his 538th career home run

pujols getty

Albert Pujols slugged the 538th home run of his career Saturday evening in Anaheim …

That was the 18th jack of the season for Pujols, who passed Mickey Mantle last week and is now just 10 round-trippers away from Mike Schmidt on the all-time career home run leaderboard.